Crop Protection

Vestaron appoints Ben Cicora as SVP sales and marketing

Vestaron, a Kalamazoo, Michigan-based company dedicated to improving the safety, efficacy and sustainability of crop protection through migration from chemical pesticides to biologic peptides, today announces the appointment of Ben Cicora as Senior Vice President... more »

Fall Capitol Hill Day conducted by biological products group

Earlier this week, the Biological Products Industry Alliance (BPIA) Government Affairs Committee (GAC) held the BPIA Fall 2018 Capitol Hill Day. GAC members spent the day at the United States Senate introducing BPIA and biological products including biopesticides... more »

Aguilera Certis USA names regional manager-northern California

Certis USA has named Taylor Smith Aguilera as Regional Manager-Northern California. Aguilera handles product sales for the company’s biopesticide products, including the Northern California introduction of LifeGard, a biological plant activator for use by growers... more »

EPA OKs SPEAR-LEP bioinsecticide for use on outdoor crops

Kalamazoo, Michigan-based Vestaron has received approval from the EPA of its Spear-Lep bioinsecticide for control of lepidopterans in high-value field crops. This approval makes Spear-Lep the second peptide-based product developed by Vestaron, following the full... more »

Array of methods needed to curb the pesky squash vine borer

The squash vine borer (Melittia curcubitae) is a menace to squash, zucchini, and pumpkins and presents major challenges for gardeners and smaller-scale farmers – by the time these crops have wilted, it’s usually too late... more »

DowDuPont names senior leaders of Corteva Agriscience, DuPont

DowDuPont (NYSE : DWDP ) Sept. 17 named the senior leaders of the independent companies that will be created following the separation of its Agriculture (Corteva Agriscience) and Specialty Products (DuPont) Divisions, which is expected to occur... more »

Watch for late blight, botrytis gray mold in high tunnel tomatoes

This fall as temperatures drop, dew periods extend, and the skies remain cloudy, be on the lookout for late blight and Botrytis gray mold in high tunnel tomatoes. Although high tunnels provide direct protection from... more »

Research set to protect onions, grapes from pests and diseases

Two national research teams led by scientists at Washington State University will protect valuable U.S. grape, onion and garlic crops from devastating and fast-adapting pests and diseases, thanks to more than $5 million in Specialty... more »

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